Angelou

Exterior image of Angelou Residence Hall.

Maya Angelou Residence Hall opened in 2016 and completes the South Forest neighborhood of first-year residence halls. The hall was named for poet, author, professor and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. Dr. Angelou taught poetry and literature to generations of Wake Forest students as the Reynolds Professor of American Studies from 1982 until her death in 2014. She described herself as a “teacher who writes,” but the impact of her legacy of courage, honesty and strength reaches well beyond the classroom. The pen and bird on the seal signify the uplifting power of Dr. Angelou’s words in works like “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and “Still I Rise.”

Famous Alumni: Their stories are still being written. Perhaps by you.

Upcoming Events

Sep 24, 2017: Worship in Wait Chapel at Wait Chapel

Worship with Wake Forest Baptist Church in Wait Chapel View on site | Email this event

Sep 24, 2017: She Kills Monsters at Scales Fine Arts Center

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen Directed by John E. R. Friedenberg September 22-23 at 7:30...

Sep 25, 2017: Seeing Before Words: Photographs from 27 Months in Mongolia at START Gallery

Each year the START Gallery celebrates the achievements of successful alumni from the arts with...

Sep 26, 2017: Seeing Before Words: Photographs from 27 Months in Mongolia at START Gallery

Each year the START Gallery celebrates the achievements of successful alumni from the arts with...

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